Skincare

aloe vera gel
Photo Credit: Dr. Organic

My best kept skincare secret is Aloe Vera gel. I cannot explain to you how great it is for the skin, but for the purpose of my blog – I’m going to have to try.

I apply it everywhere, especially on my face. Since applying one layer daily, I’ve noticed my skin is softer, smoother and radiant-er.

Although some makeup artists don’t recommend applying it underneath makeup, I have been… If you use it sparingly, it can act as a good base.

Things you can use Aloe Vera gel as:

  1. A mask for the skin – lather your face in layers, leave to dry and peel off.
  2. Moisturisers – apply daily, in the morning or evening (depending on your preference.

Does it stink? Yes, it doesn’t smell like the nicest thing in the world, but the benefits overshadow its scent. I spritz some rose water on my face if the smell of aloe vera gets overpowering.

Benefits of using Aloe Vera gel:

  1. Good for softening fine lines, wrinkles
  2. Good for dry skin
  3. Good for blemishes, scars and acne
  4. Good for evening out skin-tone
  5. Smoothens the skin
  6. It is just an all-round MVP of a natural skin care product.

There you have it, Aloe Vera gel. Get some and apply some…

Growing Aloe Vera and applying some directly from the plant is safest. I’m working on that. But, getting it from the store in a squeezy bottle works just as well.

Barielle-Nail

“Aaaaaaaaaah! I broke a nail!” I hear this all the time, but can’t ever relate because when I break nails, it’s usually the metal ones.

My nails always have a layer of gel, which makes them harder to chip. However, a secret of mine is that I use Barielle’s nail strengthener cream.

It costs less than a tenner and you can pick it up from Amazon, where it’s received rave reviews!

If you want “tough as nails” nails, get yourself some of this stuff!

This is a CREAM (which is better than polish). I can only Polish one hand. That, right there, is another reason why I get my nails “done” – as opposed to do them myself.

Supplements? I wish! I get some pretty bad side effects so it’ll be creams FOR LIFE!

Hello!

Eye believe in miracles… Creamy miracles!

Yes, that’s right… Eye cream/creme review time.

It’s Friday, the day to go out on the town after work… So, here’s a great tip. Look awake past 6pm by applying eye cream!

My eye cream of choice is by Yves Rocher. I love Yves Rocher. A bit like Rocha John Rocha but not because it’s Yves Rocher.

Your favourite day cream … improved version!

Its rich formula releases the ideal dosage of oils beneficial to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and nourish the skin. Your skin is so soft, smooth and well hydrated throughout the day.

Creamy AF! Look woke. Stay woke. Apply cream under the eyes. It helps with dark circles and in my case: eyebags. I’ve got two of those. PARDON?

So, there you go. It helps with wrinkles and eye bags, oh and it keeps you woker than a resident of Woking, U.K.

Speaking of nights out, you can apply this in the day, but they have a night cream too.

My rating? 5 starz ’cause I heard Jay Z uses it.

Kiehl’s has always been my favourite brand of skincare… Although I’ve regularly mentioned Lush Cosmetics previously, Kiehl’s will remain my first choice – because I will never forget how it saved my skin and cured it from acne.

Kiehl’s appeals to me because, like Lush, it’s made from natural and herbal ingredients.

No, I don’t even need to write about their Midnight Recovery serum as it’s an award-winning concentrate that speaks for itself…

However, I don’t write to promote, I write to express my opinion. With that in mind, I’m going to express it.

Although it’s been on my dressing table for a while, I decided to start using it consistently about a two weeks ago. I particularly like the fact that this serum is suitable for dry, combo and oily skins.

One night. A few drops. Younger-looking skin by morning.

Like thousands of fellow patrons, use a few drops of Kiehl’s UK & Ireland #1 best-seller, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, every night for younger-looking skin by morning. Wake up to fresher-feeling skin, which is more toned, and with improved radiance.This formula works by enhancing your skin’s natural night-time recovery process – so make your skin work for you while you sleep! Additionally the formula is not only paraben-free, but also 99.8% natural-derived. A few of the key ingredients include Lavender Essential Oil, Primrose Oil, and Kiehl’s-signature ingredient squalane, derived from olives.And that’s not all – it’s made from a recyclable glass bottle, dropper and plastic squeeze top in a protective 100% recycled board carton.

Process: wash your face. Prime it. Apply three drops across your face. Night moisturise. Go to sleep. Wake up and wash it off.

Result: over time, your skin will look repaired, replenished and moisturised. But, results are visible upon first use.

My verdict: It’s brilliant. Expensive (£38 for 30ml) but well worth it. You can get testers to try before deciding whether it’s for you. I’d give it a 5*.

As I’ve alluded throughout this post, it’s the greatest overnight serum I’ve used. All Kiehl’s products are intense (in terms treatment) but sensitive enough to suit all skin-tones and types.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Serum

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I’d heard so much about this serum and have wanted to try it for ages but was reluctant to. However, I ended up biting the bullet and purchasing it yesterday. Yes, I know I shouldn’t be hasty with posting a review so soon… But why can Jenny be hasty and me not?

Apparently, this is an overnight miracle and one that starts working instantly. People raved about it, so I wanted to see what the fuss was about. I did. Yesterday.

The fuss was about something INCREDIBLE. In a word, that’s exactly what it is. INCREDIBLE.

I’ve always said that investing in something that goes a long way is never not going to be worth it, and I wasn’t wrong.

This serum, which is packed with ten essential oils, really replenishes the skin and revitalises it overnight. You wake up with new skin. I can’t wait to see the effects after continued use…

Watch this space. Bracelet yourselves! HELLO?!

Oh, and Happy Easter. Hope this renewed Spring season brings all that you desire.

I love you.

Xox